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Pam Spindola

 Koi expert Pam Spindola,
Tustin, California USA, reports on -

The AKCA 2006 Seminar Pond Tour

 Tim & Denis Moeller Pond, Elma, New York
Text by the Moellers - Images by Pam Spindola - Click to enlarge

Koi and waterlilies
living in harmony

Our pond is four years old, but as many fellow ponders know we started out with a smaller pond first. When we saw the beauty of the fish, flowers, and waterfalls, we got the urge to enlarge it just a bit. Our overall goal was to improve the most important factor, a healthy clean environment for our fish.

I have tried in many ways to make the pond a bit better as many fellow ponders have done, and know you understand when I say it is almost a never ending project, but the beauty and pleasure is worth the time and effort. The one thing I wish I would have done first is join the NFKPC because many of our members, meetings, and speakers have been a great source of information.

SIZE: 25 x 40 x 3' to 5'
VOLUME: 28,000 gallons
FISH: koi (12) 6"-20", golden orfe (6) 6" to 18", goldfish (plain, shubunkins, comets) (14) 4"-8"
FILTRATION: AquaDyne 8.8 biofilter, veggie filter, waterfalls, biofilter
PUMPS: 5,600 gph to biofilter and veggie filter, 4,800 GPH to waterfalls
PLANTS: Waterlilies, lotus, bog, marginal and many other oxygenating plants

This big pond has room for everyone!


 Marginal and bog plants

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